Basic Information On Teeth Whitening
How Teeth Become Discoloured
There are several different reasons that your teeth may have changed colour. Commonly, the consumption of certain foods and beverages will change the colour of your teeth. Drinking red wine, coffee or tea will stain your teeth. These beverages have pigments that will attach to your tooth enamel. Tar and nicotine found in tobacco products will produce brown and yellow stains, respectfully.
Time also plays a factor. As we age, the outer enamel of our teeth tends to thin, and the underlying yellowish dentin will tend to show through more.
Certain medications may also cause your teeth to become discoloured, including some antihistamines, antibiotics, high blood pressure medication, or chemotherapy.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Teeth whitening is a bleaching process achieved with either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. An oxidation reaction takes place that breaks down the staining agents.
Possible Side-effects of Teeth Whitening
The most common side-effect of the use of whitening products is tooth sensitivity. This happens when the whitening agent penetrates the enamel and irritates the nerve of the tooth. The effect is short-term, and you can try the application again once the effect wears off.
Talk to Your Dentist About Whitening Your Teeth
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